Other scary moments or news of the week...
I told my Mom on Sunday that I couldn't believe it, but "it seems like this week will not have any major medical issues". Haha, famous last words. The very next night was the "colic night", or shall I say beginning of colic week.
We also have to schedule another surgery (that's two within just a few weeks, but who's counting), we have a baby with a mouth infection for the first time ever, colic for the first time (those two are the same baby actually), and have done some medical tests/exams that are new for even us. So, I wasn't exactly sitting around fiddling my thumbs.
SCARY voting process.... Yesterday my voting ballot arrived to BOLIVIA! Because it didn't arrive by the correct deadline, I've actually already voted by the "Plan B" route but am supposed to fill out this one, too. You should see the heaps of papers included in the massive envelope.... I was like could they just please make it a little bit HARDER to do my duty. No wonder this is the first time I've tried so hard to vote from abroad (all for Palin...).
SCARY the number of babies...check this pic out, changing time one evening at the Baby Home! I can barely even count how many there are.
SCARY the number of continual abandonments, and even two runaways the government begged to send us. We've turned down at least six the past week or so, including two today, and a five day old baby also abandoned under a tree. :-(
SCARY that I'm writing this type of blog on Halloween. My family hasn't celebrated it in years. =)
There were also many BLESSINGS this week, like celebrating our Ana's 2nd birthday, seeing two of our kids (including our 3rd oldest at 9 1/2 years old) go live with their new adoptive parents, getting incredibly exciting prayer-answering news on other adoptions, and lots of patient assistance from the Starkey Foundation in their low cost donation of 4 hearing aids for our special babies. As usual, a week of great highs and lows--it's just life with kiddos at Casa de Amor!